Is Android linux?

It uses the kernel of Linux (that is the core of the OS) and its apps are written generally in Java. However, Android will not run on a Linux server.

But if it has the linux kernal then it is linux! Jusrt because it dosen't ship with server software dosen't make a differences.

it doesn't abide by the philosophy of open source, i think? i forget exactly which philosophy linux is supposed to be tho... also, google sucks, so there's that.

ArthurM Actually android is open source. Its certainly not "GNU/Linux" which is what most people mean when they say "linux". But it does use the linux kernal, which is all there really is to linux. But yeah, lol go DuckDuckGo!